Below is some video of the baptismal service and baptisms from this past Sunday (24th of June 2012). The baptisms took place at a water park in Texcoco (see end of post), about an hour north of us.
There were 13 people baptized from Iglesia Bíblica Sendero de Vida Santa Barbara, and 18 baptized from Iglesia Bíblica Sendero de Vida Jesús María.
One of the most amazing things about the day was that four couples were baptized on the same day! That’s just incredible.
Some who had already been baptized saw family members baptized on Sunday – wow! One friend of ours from Sendero SB was telling Shari that her heart was just FULL to see family members obeying the Lord and being baptized!
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After several days of unusually bad weather, we were wondering what the weather would be like on the day of the service – which would be outside with little shelter. The prediction was rain all day, but as you can see the Lord gave us a beautiful day.
However, just when most people were thinking of leaving, a storm suddenly blew up – so here’s a bonus video to show you what it looked like after the service!
How can we sum up a day like that? It wasn’t just a day. As I said in the service, water baptism reminds us of what has already taken place – what God has already done in the lives of each person. As the Apostle Paul said, speaking not of water baptism but of Spirit baptism…
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body–Jews or Greeks, slaves or free–and all were made to drink of one Spirit. For the body does not consist of one member but of many.
So what else can we say except – Praise the Lord?